Question about Altec Lansing VS3251 Speaker

2 Answers

Cannot connect my surround sound altec lansing system to my compu

Hi have a altec lansing 5-1 surround sound but cannot seem to get any noise out of it- dont know where the wires go and have no manual - please can anyone help me get this conected to my pc

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    i did exactly as Faith Brown said and everything works perfectly!
    Thanks so much Faith!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    wired controller pinout function

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Hello. I figured it out. You probably have a computer that only has one AUDIO OUT jack or headphone jack. Take the wire with the green plugs (1/4") and put one end in the AUX jack on the front of the Altec subwoofer and the other in your audio out or headphone jack. After turning on the power switch on the back of the Altec subwoofer, you'll see the green indicator light next to the AUX jack on the subwoofer blink and then come on steadily. YOU MUST HIT THE AUX BUTTON on the remote control, or you won't hear anything. (Make sure your PC's audio is set to line out, if it doesn't recognize the speakers automatically.) This is the same way you hook up an MP3 player or portable CD player, etc.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

The first thing you can do is go to www.retrevo.com to download the manual. Secondly all you have to do is match the colors of the wires to the imports in the back. You have five speakers. Two have gray wires, two have red and one has blue. If you also notice each speaker has two wires. One a solid color, the other striped with black. For instance, put the solid red wire into the red import and the red wire with the black stripe into the black import. Repeat this with all the other wires. The easiest way to hook it up to your computer or laptop is to take one of the aux wires (the wires with the yellow/green/black tips). It doesn't matter which one. Put into you headphone import on your computer or laptop. Then put the other side into the Aux on the subwoofer. Located on the front. Turn on the power on the back. Then hit the aux button on the remote. That should work....
If you have any other questions or need any more help you can contact me brown.faith@rocketmail.com

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

No sound out of my Altec Lansing ADA 745. Computer Sound card is fine.


If other speakers are working, then 745 is defective or the volume switch is set to mute. Please check that, repair it if required.

Aug 27, 2012 | Altec Lansing Technologies Audio Players &...

1 Answer

Altec Lansing GT5051, I'm hearing a humming noise from the speakers as soon as I turn them on. The humming noise is heard even if speakers are not connected to source.If I try and play music with...


Sounds like a problem in the speakers' internal power supply, maybe a faulty capacitor. Speakers need to be looked at by a technician, or replaced with a new set.

Jun 05, 2011 | Altec Lansing GT5051 Computer Speakers

1 Answer

It seems as if everything is connected correctly, but I get no sound from my Altec Lansing speakers. What can I do?


buy your self a external sound card dude, the one on your laptop or pc is prob dead. problem solved..

Jul 27, 2010 | Altec Lansing VS2121 Computer Speakers

1 Answer

I have a set of 4 Altec Lansing surround sound speakers with a subwoofer i bought in 2003 with my dell computer. I can't get any sound from them. Do you have any suggestions? I tried hooking the system up...


If you are listening through headphones that are plugged in to the Altec system, then your problem is the amplifier is bad. Can't help you online with that. Sorry!

Feb 24, 2010 | Altec Lansing Multimedia Computer Speakers

1 Answer

5.1 Surround Sound


Only Encoding will work unless you had a converter witch is in the hundreds of dollars yes a DVD movie will most likely help you achive the 5.1 but music like a mp3 no way unless you had the equipment to convert it to 5.1 and why would you want to do that? Anyways yes a DVD even Blueray will bring out the results.. Enjoy!!

May 14, 2009 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

I am not sure how to connect altec lansing vs3251 5.1 with my tv


U can connect it by a Y connector. Its a 3.5mm stereo jack on one end and the other end splits into two RCA sockts. So u can use these RCA sockets to connect to feed the audio output from the TV. thats all.

Apr 10, 2009 | Audiovox Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Connector problem


just buy a minijack-minijack cable. It's very cheap.

Jun 05, 2008 | Altec Lansing VS4121 Speaker

1 Answer

Altec Lansing ADA 885


Hi,

Thanks for posting direct. As you posted, the Sony XBR has only left & right (white/red) outputs whereas your Altec ADA has multiple INputs. This leaves us with no other option but to used just the green INput of the Altec as the black and the S/PDIF has nowhere to be connected to in the Sony.

You would need to use a phone stereo to RCA cable/connector as shown below. Additionally, you would have to set up your speakers as suggested here.
e0e0e5a.jpg
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

May 11, 2008 | Altec Lansing ADA 885 Computer Speakers

1 Answer

Surround wont work



try and download sound softwares from majorgeeks.com.

hope this works.

Jan 05, 2008 | Altec Lansing VS3251 Speaker

2 Answers

Sub Woofer does not work


hi there are fast checkings for you: Quick Connect Card http://www.alteclansing.com/downloads/641QCC.pdf manual: http://www.alteclansing.com/downloads/641_MAN.pdf is the system working fine exept the sub? my guess: the headphone jack works fine then the speakears are too if soo then the sub amp is bad or some connection is torn try opening the sub and see if everything is hooked right and if soo then the amp is the problem every electronics shop can fix this good luck

Mar 21, 2006 | Altec Lansing 641 Computer Speakers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Altec Lansing VS3251 Speaker Logo

949 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Altec Lansing Audio Players & Recorders Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Carlos L. Burgos
Carlos L. Burgos

Level 2 Expert

618 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

72620 Answers

Are you an Altec Lansing Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...